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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Talden <talden_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-18 20:47:14 CET

> Have been using Subversion for a while now, love it in many ways but there
> are some quirks that bother me every now and then. It would be fun to know
> what other Subversion users think,
> what are the things that you hate, you wish could be changed ? Please this
> is not a negative/flame thread. Subversion is wonderful (but not perfect like
> any piece of software), that's why my organization and I still use it :-)
>
> One of the thing I hate, unlike cvs the svn admin commands have to be run
> on the local-host. It sure would be nice to have them network enabled.

Let's see.

- Merge-tracking and atomic moves (in progress... ETA 1.5?)

- Lack of 'Copied to' information making tracking more expensive -
building revision graphs becomes a significantly less efficient task.

- A general attitude of "if you can just grep log results on the
client then the server doesn't need feature X" - that's great if (a)
you want every client to have to produce their own, sometimes complex,
grep commands and (b) you have a very fast connection (some of us are
in a different country from the server and not on a particularly quick
connection).

- Obliterate. Sometimes an admin needs to clean up on a small scale -
large scale, filtered dumps make more sense.

- Relative externals (I'm less concerned with the requirement that
they are within a repository).

- Inherited properties and a richer keyword substitution feature.

--
Talden
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